A woman was cited into court on Bryan Street yesterday for allegedly forcing a child to live in filthy conditions.
Officers were dispatched to an apartment at 309 Bryan just before 2 yesterday afternoon to settle a dispute between a landlord and tenant. The tenant—37-year old Dawn Boganwright of Hopkinsville—had custody of a child and Officer Robert Sibal asked to see inside the residence.
Officer Sibal writes on the citation that the floor was covered in animal waste and urine, trash and cigarette butts. He writes that the smell of ammonia, mold and mildew was so strong that he couldn’t stay inside long enough at one time to take all of the photos he needed.
Neighbors told police they heard the child coughing through the night. The child was removed from Boganwright’s home by social workers and she was cited into court on endangering the welfare of a minor charges.
The boil water advisory that was issued earlier today for Oak Grove residents living on the west end of Walter Garrett Lane near 41-A and in the Mace Lane Area has been cancelled.
A news release from City Hall says the boil advisory will be in effect for Monday instead.
On Monday, residents are urged to boil water for about 3 minutes and let it cool down before its used.
Officials say the water isn’t believed to be contaminated, but the advisory was issued out of caution after a water main had to be repaired near the north end of Mace Lane.
Residents living in the affected areas, are encouraged to contact 270-439-5433 if they have any questions about the boil water advisory.
It’s been five-years in the making and Oak Grove officials including state legislators say they are thrilled that progress continues to be made concerning the city’s proposed multi-million Oak Grove Village project.
Congressman Ed Whitfield, Senator Joey Pendleton, Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble, Christian County Attorney Mike Foster along with Oak Grove City Council broke ground today at the proposed site where the expansive project will be located, just right across from Fort Campbell’s Gate 7.
Senator Pendleton was the first to remark that even though the site is bare right now, it is a field of dreams that will soon become a reality.
Congressman Whitfield said once the project is complete, it will provide a major economic boost for Oak Grove and will provide thousands of jobs.
A representative of the Kentucky Department for Homeland Security spoke at this morning’s quarterly meeting of the Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council.
Deputy Executive Director Aaron Horner is responsible for administering the grant that funds the local council and talked about some of the state’s efforts in getting people more prepared for disasters.
Horner said the percentage of people concerned about terrorism has dropped drastically since September 11th, 2001. He says urging residents to prepare for natural disasters will have them prepared for whatever may come.
A portion of Oak Grove is under a boil water advisory until further notice.
A news release from City Hall says Oak Grove Utilities customers living on the west end of Walter Garrett Lane near 41A and in the Mace Lane area should boil their water for three minutes before use.
The water isn’t believed to be contaminated, but tie advisory was issued out of caution after a water main had to be repaired near the north end of Mace Lane. Crews will flush the line once repairs are complete and the advisory will be lifted once the water is determined to be completely clean.